By Archiver
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 04:16

Elephants have been deployed to help rescue trapped tourists from devastating floods in a popular resort in southern Nepal.

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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 01/05/2017 - 04:33
The small Himalayan country caught between China in the north and India to the south, has been able to achieve 365 days of zero poaching twice: in 2011 for rhinos, and for 12 months ending February 2014, for rhinos, tigers and elephants.
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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 07/21/2016 - 05:08
For over a century, elephants had been using a migratory route along the banks of the river Mechi that separates India from Nepal. Now an electric fence 18 km long has been preventing elephants from crossing over to Nepal from the Indian side, the very purpose for which the Nepal government had set it up. The now agitated elephants are “causing havoc” in north Bengal, the West Bengal government has written to the Centre, urging it to raise the matter with Nepal. The fence was set up about a year ago by the Nepal government in collaboration with international agencies, seeking to protect agricultural fields from elephants. “The fence is designed to lean outwards,” said an official of the Nepal forest department, who wished not to be named. “The base of the post cannot be reached even with the elephant’s trunk and as a result it is impossible for the elephant to kick at the post and damage it. The posts themselves are insulated with galvanised iron pipes and an electric circuit is created only when the elephant touches the fence.”
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